December Content Ideas for Pet Influencers Blog Hop

Did you catch our  25 ideas for pet blog holiday content post? Add to that holiday treasure trove of content ideas, as this week’s blog hop for Wordless Wednesday is dedicated to December content ideas for pet influencers. We are going beyond the holidays with creative and unique blog post idea starters. Happy blogging, happy social media posting, and happy holidays! December is upon us!

DECEMBER CONTENT IDEAS

Seasonal

  1. How to snazz up a non-traditional pet home for the holidays (birds, ferrets, fish, reptiles)
  2. December 2: Hanukkah begins at sundown, National Mutt Day
  3. December 19: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (great for pet fun)
  4. DIY Ornaments with a Pet Theme
  5. Decorating a Christmas  Tree with a Pet Theme

Safety

  1. Winter dangers for pets: Everyone blogs about holiday dangers; be different and showcase winter dangers for pets.
  2. Treats Your Pets Can Eat
  3. Christmas Tree and Decorations: How to Keep Pets Away
  4. Why Pets Do Not Make Good Gifts for the Holidays
  5. Liquid Dangers to Pets

New Year’s

  1. Keep Pets Safe From Bolting: Fireworks and Pots and Pans Clanging Alert
  2. Alcohol and Pets Do Not Mix
  3. New Years Resolutions for Pets
  4. End of Year Sales and Bargains for Pet Lovers (include affiliate links, as people want to spend those holiday gift cards)
  5. Pet Friendly Things to do For New Year’s Eve

Non-Holiday December Themed

  1. December 4: World Wildlife Conservation Day
  2. National Cat Lovers Month
  3. Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  4. Pet Friendly Places to Visit to Escape the Holidays
  5. Pet Themed Books to Read by a Cozy Fire

December Potpourri

  1. Bah Hambug: How to Channel Your Inner Elf When You Hate the Holidays
  2. Reasons for the Season: A list of things to be grateful for and encourage your readers/followers to chime in with their favorite reasons for the season (makes a great social media post)

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The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

BlogPaws offers year-round interaction, activity, community and more to learn, earn, and connect. Visit and leave comments on other blogs to make some new buddies and maybe some new followers. You can add the button to your post and/or to your blog sidebar, either by cutting and pasting the image or using the HTML code below. Need help? Here it is:

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The Dangers of Pet Safety Blog Posts Blog Hop

If you ever write about pet safety or share pet safety social media content, credibility and authenticity are the keys to successful content that resonates with your readers and followers. What better idea for a blog hop than to talk about accurately sourcing and writing blog posts and social media content as it pertains to pet safety.

How to write about pet safety

Sources That Count

An influential pet blogger will be held to a different set of standards, but the importance is there. Are you recommending a dog food? Does your blog ever dispense advice on behavior, training, places to visit, treats to feed, or how to keep a pet healthy? For most bloggers, credibility is a combination of experience, delivering the message properly, and being able to substantiate the information in the blog post with sourcing. Knowing how to grow a pet blog includes knowing where to find sources.

Where to Find Pet Safety Health Resources

With millions of pet parents sharing their lives with dogs, cats, bunnies, ferrets, lizards, fish, birds, guinea pigs, and so much more, one of the most highly searched topics is, by far, pet health.

Reyna Gobel, whose pet articles have appeared on CBS.com, in Modern Dog, and on Reuters.com tells BlogPaws, “When you’re writing about your own pet’s illness, you don’t necessarily need a source because you’re retelling a factual event. No one can agree or disagree with what happened because it happened personally to your family. However, you can strengthen an argument for a particular therapy or treatment by adding a quote from the veterinarian that helped your pet.  If you’re situation is about an illness or condition when you aren’t retelling a personal story, always quote an expert.”

One of my favorite resources in petMD. petMD is the largest global source of pet health information in the world today. Part of a global network of veterinary professionals, petMD’s content was created by veterinarians for consumers and veterinarians. I feel a huge sense of comfort and relief knowing that content is created by veterinarians.

Whenever you are researching and looking for sources on the Internet, there are a few things to verify that the information is credible, namely:

  • Authority: Background of the writer, credentials.
  • Accuracy: Is the information cited with reliable sources, is it free of grammar and spelling errors?
  • Objectivity:Is the article written without prejudice,or bias, towards the writer’s own opinion or to another, opposing view?
  • Currency: How current is the site you are sourcing? Are there many broken links? Frequent updates in content?
  • Coverage: How in depth is the article? Are there links to resources on the topic?
In an article for BlogPaws, Gobel recommends a few ways of finding credible blog post resources and sources. First, she recommends contacting associations.  She says, “For pet health insurance questions, I contact the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. For behaviorists, I contact the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.”
How to write a pet safety blog post

The Value of Checklisting Pet Safety Blog Posts

 I love lists, especially when that list is in the form of a checklist in planning and executing a blog post.Having an idea is easy, but putting that idea into a successful blog post that is SEO friendly, properly formatted, and image savvy, is a whole other beast. Writing a successful blog post is a step-by-step process that can be accomplished with three P’s:

  • Pre-Planning
  • Publishing
  • Promotion (and then again and again)

I don’t write a masterpiece on my first attempt, so outlining helps me hone my craft and my post. Some of the sections in my outline include:

  • My topic or idea
  • A working headline, which I refine later
  • The problem it solves or addresses.
  • Why my reader should care. I ask myself “who cares” and until I can answer that, I won’t blog.
  • Sources and quotes/experts
  • Outbound and inbound links to include
  • Terms to rank for SEO-wise
  • Images I want to take and/or already have in my files

Your outline can be as simple as a one page sheet of paper with subheadings on it or as intricate as you like it: We all have different learning and planning styles.

READ THIS ===> 7 Steps To Writing a Successful Blog Post

Next Steps

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The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

BlogPaws offers year-round interaction, activity, community and more to learn, earn, and connect. Visit and leave comments on other blogs to make some new buddies and maybe some new followers. You can add the button to your post and/or to your blog sidebar, either by cutting and pasting the image or using the HTML code below. Need help? Here it is:

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Blog Hop: 25 Ideas for Pet Blog Holiday Content

Capture the magic of the holiday season with your content. Even if you are not big into the holidays, many of your followers/readers probably are. As a pet blogger or someone who shares pet-related content on social media, having holiday content ready to roll is a great way to gain traffic this time of year.

Here are 25 ideas for pet blog holiday content followed by our weekly Wordless Wednesday blog hop. Enjoy!

Holiday content for pet bloggers

25. Give your readers a glimpse into holiday traditions you partake in with your pets. Even better, take video and pictures so they can replicate the fun in their own pets’ lives.

24. Movies that include animals to watch for the holiday season.

23. How to get through the holidays if a pet has died: Tips, memorial ideas, how to keep your pet’s love and memory alive.

22. Non-traditional things to do with your pets; there are other ways to celebrate if you just aren’t into the holidays overall. Your non-holiday readers will love you for it.

21. A look back and a leap ahead: Share your best and/or most favorite posts with your readers as a year-end blog post, with perhaps some of the things they can look forward to.

20. Show your pet-themed decorations or consider a DIY ornament, treat jar, or craft post for pet parents who love to do hands-on projects.

19. Foods that pets should never have: At the holidays or otherwise.

18. Non-food dangers of the holidays: From lit candles to poisonous plants. Bust some myths, too.

17. Clever Ideas for Pet Parents for the Holidays: Infuse your affiliate marketing links into this post.

16. A Holiday Gift Guide: It needs to be out NOW, as people are starting to shop. Make it unique, different, and don’t forget the affiliate links. Remember, with Amazon affiliates, the person need not buy the exact product you have hyperlinked, but they do need to buy something after clicking on your affiliate link on Amazon within 24 hours.

15. Gift giving ideas for pets other than dogs and cats.

14. Holiday Recipes for ___ (insert pet here): Why should people be the only ones who savor the flavor of the season? If you aren’t much of a chef or cook, enlist the advice or guest blogging of someone who is qualified to write about feeding and treat pets this holiday season.

13. Where to go to escape the holidays: You can’t be alone in feeling stressed this time of year: Show me places I can go to get away from it all…and better yet, make them pet friendly.

12. Celebrate National Mutt Day: December 2nd celebrates the mixed breed dogs across the U.S. – share the word, pick a pooch to spotlight.

11. Write your own version of the Night Before Christmas with a pet spin on it as a happy holiday blog post for your readers.

10. Learn about  others holidays that take place this time of year like Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Interview folks who celebrate these holidays with their pets.

9. The XX Most Fashionable Pets This Holiday Season

8. How to Help Homeless Pets This Holiday Season

7. How to Cyber Foster a Pet This Holiday Season

6. How to Keep Your Pets Stress Free This Holiday Season: Pets need this. Think of all the sights, sounds, guests visiting, etc. This is a big change in routine.

5. Ground rules for friends and family when your pets plead for holiday food. Make a list that readers can print and hang on their fridge! Include tweetable nuggets of info.

4. High tech toys for pets (affiliate marketing links, too)

3. Thanksgiving: A list of things you are thankful for that include your pet and ask your readers to share their reasons, too. This is a great idea for Facebook, too.

2. New Year, New You: Share the resolutions (or not) that you and your pet are making to welcome in 2018.

1. Presents My Pet Received: Do an Instagram video or a Facebook Live sharing the presents your pets received. Show your followers a holiday slice of your lives!

Holiday Gift Idea

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The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

BlogPaws offers year-round interaction, activity, community and more to learn, earn, and connect. Visit and leave comments on other blogs to make some new buddies and maybe some new followers. You can add the button to your post and/or to your blog sidebar, either by cutting and pasting the image or using the HTML code below. Need help? Here it is:

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Blog Hop: Pet Blog Trends

This blog hop is dedicated to pet blog trends. As we start winding down 2017, the prospect of a new year includes taking a look at what is trending and what we expect to stick around in the pet blog and pet influencer space.

Pet blog trends

Pet Blogs That Make a Difference: Cultural introspective blogging is not a new concept, but the idea of connecting your pet blog with a cause has finally come into its own and is making a permanent mark. More than a trend, this is a way of life and a movement with meaning. Here are 10 reasons to connect your blog with a cause.

Livestreaming: From planned and promoted videos to on-the-spot spontaneity, if one word sums up the year that was in the pet blogging space, it is video. FOMO (fear of missing out) is a big factor, but also the fact that a lot of social media channels favor video, including livestreams, in their feeds, also helps this hot trend

Video: Everyone is doing it. Video is here to stay. As we move into 2018, expect to see video refinement and the power of what was once reserved for filmmakers into the hands of the pet blogger and influencer. Step by step, this blog post will outline how to get comfortable doing online video, tricks of the trade, and the one mistake that even seasoned pros make (and you can avoid).

Longer Form Traffic: Yes, blog posts can still be short, sweet, and to the point. Check out this study on SEO from one million Google results. The folks at Medium say that a seven-minute post captures the most total reading time on average. What does that mean for you, the blogger, and just how many words should a blog post be? It depends, but sometimes size does matter. Read more about How Many Words Should a Blog Post Be?

Data Analysis and Insights Overhaul:  The analysis of data is evolving, where artificial intelligence enhances the user experience. Did you read our Google Analytics blog post?

The Increase of Influencer Marketing: To tell stories through influencer marketing campaigns will continue to soar. Information so called experts put out pales in comparison to the recommendations of friends, family, and yes, online influencers they trust. A loyal following translates to engagement and that translates to sales. Brands love us, need us, and want us: With good cause: We are established, trusted influencers.

Podcasting: According to AdWeek, “Podcast users make for an interesting advertising segment, as they not only make up a higher percentage of social media users and on-demand video subscribers than the overall population over 12, but a higher percentage of people who follow companies or brands on social.”

Mobile Traffic: If you have a pulse, you probably have a mobile device. People everywhere are using said mobile devices to connect with you. Realize that most of your blog traffic will come from mobile. If you aren’t mobile optimized, it can also cost you dearly with Google penalties.

The Almighty Face-to-Face Connections: Despite our innate draw to everything mobile, like, click, and comment, the value of face-to-face connections will continue to soar. There is something profound, important, huge, and life-altering to be said about face-to-face networking. Despite all the promotions, all the reasons of why it’s a good idea to attend the BlogPaws Conference, and all of the ways it can change your career path, there is one element that cannot be summed up in a flyer, Facebook post, tweet, or email: Networking.

Get the Latest in Social Media, Pet Blogging and Pet Influencer Education at the BlogPaws 2018 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.  If you want the early bird rate before a sell out, claim your BlogPaws 2018 Conference tickets here.

The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

BlogPaws offers year-round interaction, activity, community and more to learn, earn, and connect. Visit and leave comments on other blogs to make some new buddies and maybe some new followers. You can add the button to your post and/or to your blog sidebar, either by cutting and pasting the image or using the HTML code below. Need help? Here it is:

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Blog Hop: How to Take Better Pet Pictures for Social Media

How would you like to take better pet pictures for your social media accounts and blog? This week’s blog hop is dedicated to this topic.

Who knows your pet better than you do? Taking better pet pictures involves 5 key skills:

  • Knowing when the right time is to take the photos
  • The right lighting
  • Uncluttered background
  • Captures the pet in their best moment(s)
  • The right angle

Nine Tips For Better Pet Pictures

  1. Lighting: Natural daylight is your best friend. If at all possible, get outside in a safe place for photos to harness the sun. If this is not an option, shoot photos with your back against the sun in a well-lit room. If a well-lit room or poor daylight are dilemmas, consider indoor artificial light.  Here is some fab advice for indoor and low lighting photo taking of your pets.
  2. Don’t Ignore the Macro Mode: No matter what device you are using to catch that awesome pet photo, try to use the close-up or macro mode sometimes.  Clear, clean close up shots with a window to the soul that is the pet’s eyes tell an incredible nonverbal story.
  3. Surprise Without Startling: You want your pet to hold still and cooperate. I keep my camera nearby for the perfect shot when my dog least expects it. Maybe you do the same thing. Another trick is to let the pet play and then rest and maybe whistle or make a sound that heightens his or her curiosity. You want surprise, not startle.
  4. Treat Time: The right treat is important so for photo sessions, I keep my dog’s high value treats in my pocket. Many of my best shots are taken during his longing stare for a treat. My wife strategically positions herself behind me, with the lens, to capture that “looking off” gaze like this:
  5. Kitty Capture: “Transforming your cat into the perfect spokesmodel for your sponsored posts is easier than you think,” says Robin Mudge of The Playful Kitty blog. Mudge shares tips for taking irresistible photos of your cats.
  6. Tell That Story: Mary Hone of Tales from the Back Road blog, writes, “Good photography doesn’t have to be about the latest, greatest, most expensive equipment.” Tell a story with photos and follow Hone’s tips.
  7. Join the BlogPaws Social Learning Community Challenge for better blog photography for access to professional tips and advice.
  8. Aqua Pet: I take photos of my dog drinking water. Whenever I have a post or tip about pet bowls, water, drinking, importance of fluids, etc, I have the photos ready to go.  You get the idea. The next time kitty wants a drink, be ready with the camera.
  9. Phone Photos: Get the most out of your phone with a photoshoot on a mobile device.

Don’t Forget

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The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

BlogPaws offers year-round interaction, activity, community and more to learn, earn, and connect. Visit and leave comments on other blogs to make some new buddies and maybe some new followers. You can add the button to your post and/or to your blog sidebar, either by cutting and pasting the image or using the HTML code below. Need help? Here it is:

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Blog Hop: 25 Tips for Professional Bloggers

Have you been blogging a while? Perhaps you are just getting started on your blogging journey and need some help. This week’s Wordless Wednesday blog hop is dedicated to professional bloggers with a list of tips you can’t afford not to read. How do you know if you are a professional blogger?

  • Blogging is more than a hobby to you: It is a business.
  • You have an ethical foundation from which you operate, as blogger Janea Kelley explains.
  • Your social media thumbprint is highly reflective of your business. Being credible means when you write on social, whatever you say is reflective of your brand.
  • You continue your education: Do you keep your blog properly maintained on the “back end” (or have someone do it for you) AND do you learn about your topic and blogging in general on a regular basis? Educating bloggers is at the core of BlogPaws the company.

25 tips for pro bloggers

25 Tips for Professional Bloggers

Building an experienced, authoritative, voice in the blogosphere can be done, and with a plan in place, you can establish yourself as a credible voice as a professional blogger. Here are 25 tips to help keep you on track and take your blog to the next level:

  1. Re-examine your voice for blogging: Is your voice more conversational, teaching, or storytelling? Have you picked a style?
  2. Photo Tip: Update your old post images with more up-to-date shots using the latest easy-to-use photo editing apps.
  3. DYK: Patch is a smart portrait editing app for iOS users. It automatically edits images and gives a blurred background!
  4. Delete outdated/unused plugins. They pose security threats and possibly slow down the load times.
  5. Check and fix dead links. Google Webmaster Tools is one option, as is Broken Link Checker plugin for WP users.
  6. Test your blog on different screen sizes, browsers, and devices to ensure it displays properly.
  7. Your blog depends on this: Focus on developing cornerstone or evergreen content regularly.
  8. Do you know the optimal times to post content on social? Identify them with your social analytics.
  9. In most cases, using the active voice instead of the passive voice will make your sentences more powerful.
  10. Active or passive voice: When to use each and why. Great examples, too! 
  11. Help your readers and they will reward you ten times over. Solve a problem. Be a resource.
  12. Video Tip: The first six seconds of your video not only have to grab your viewers attention, but those six seconds have to drive the point across.
  13. Learn How to Create a Call to Action That Gets Readers Clicking.
  14. Always have a call to action: Perhaps you tease the call to action in the video itself. 
  15. Visit blogs of people in pet AND other niches. Leave comments, build on existing relationships, and forge new ones.
  16. SUPER important: Don’t one-and-done! 25 Ways to Promote a Blog Post After Publishing.
  17. Consider yourself a cause blogger but stuck in your growth? Read this post! –> http://blogpaws.com/executive-blog/what-cause-bloggers-need-to-know-about-influencer-marketing
  18. Pro Tip: Include an image top of your posts. Imagery entices readers to click and is much more welcoming than a text block.
  19. Affiliate marketing is an incredible resource for helping to make money through a blogging IF you have the traffic to support it.
  20. We are thrilled to announce that the BlogPaws blog is now accepting pitches for paid contributions! Read our editorial guidelines and pitch process here:
  21. Pinterest Tip: When working on Pins consider whether or not the content works for your most engaged board.
  22. Ninja Tip: Take your blog post and promote it with a one-minute video that you directly upload to Facebook.
  23. Create a top ten list on your blog, give one away on Facebook, and link back to the post with a catchy call to action.
  24. See what images people pin from blog posts. Do this by typing in www.pinterest.com/source/YOURWEBSITE
  25. Instagram Stories is an amazing way to promote a blog post.

25 tips for pro bloggers

Don’t Forget

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The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

BlogPaws offers year-round interaction, activity, community and more to learn, earn, and connect. Visit and leave comments on other blogs to make some new buddies and maybe some new followers. You can add the button to your post and/or to your blog sidebar, either by cutting and pasting the image or using the HTML code below. Need help? Here it is:

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Blog Hop: 50 Holiday Content Ideas for Pet Influencers

Yes, the holidays are here. You are reading this post because you holiday content ideas now and/or you are preparing your blog and social media platforms for the holidays and could use some inspiration. This week’s blop hop is dedicated to writers, bloggers, content creators, and social media enthusiasts everywhere.

 HOLIDAY CONTENT IDEAS FOR PET BLOGGERS

Keep in mind that when you create a blog post, you can break the content and subheads down into shareable nuggets with their own social media graphics, images, and videos to get more bang for your social buck. Here then are 50 holiday content ideas for pet influencers followed by the very popular weekly Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

  1. How to Keep Pets Calm During Hectic Holidays
  2. Pet-Friendly Attractions to Visit in Your Area
  3. DIY Crafts for Pet Lovers: Make a short, sweet, shareable video
  4. Ways to Make a Difference to Shelter Pets This Holiday Season
  5. Holiday Movies for Pet Lovers
  6. Year in Review: Your Best Blog Posts
  7. How to Include Your Pets In Your Holiday Traditions
  8. Safe, Homemade Treats for Pets: Recipes, roundups, ones you make
  9. Printable Pet Themed Gift Tags
  10. Holiday Shopping for Pets Guide and Recommendations: Use affiliate marketing here
  11. Pet Books to Give as Gifts
  12. What to Get the Pet Parent Who Has Everything
  13. Host an Online Fundraiser for Your Favorite Rescue and/or Animal Shelter
  14. Why Pets Do Not Make Good Holiday Gifts
  15. Pet Poisons During Holidays
  16. Funny and Weird Holidays
  17. New Year’s Resolutions
  18. Why I Am Thankful For My Pet
  19. Use Reader Blog Comments as Inspiration for Holiday Blog Posts
  20. Hanukkah Traditions
  21. Pets and Kwanzaa
  22. Reasons to Be Thankful for Pets
  23. Pet-Themed Predictions
  24. Pet Mythbusters for the Holidays
  25. Holiday Decorations for a Pet-Themed Office
  26. The Best Holiday Content for XXX (name the species) Parents
  27. Create a holiday photo album. Photo albums on Facebook can reach epic engagement rates.
  28. Pet Safe Treats for Halloween
  29. Halloween Pet Costume Ideas
  30. Take Blog Questions: Invite readers to ask you something and then take maybe the best five or 10 questions and answer them. Better yet, make a series of blog posts about them. If you have any leftover, save them for the new year.
  31. Invite Readers to a Cyber Party: Have readers send you photos of their favorite holiday traditions with their pet.
  32. Poll Followers in Instagram Stories Using the Poll Feature (located in stickers)
  33. Roundup Deals for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday
  34. Preparing Your Pets For Holiday Company
  35. Pet Safety During Holiday Travel: Road Tips, etc.
  36.  Share your favorite blogs/bloggers holiday content (with credit and backlink) in one post
  37. Compile a list of common pet holiday mistakes in your niche
  38. How to Keep Pounds Off Pets During the Holidays
  39. Cold Weather Protection for Pets (Clothing, bedding, etc).
  40. Any step-by-step guide (how to make a pet stocking, how to celebrate Thanksgiving with birds)
  41. Put Together A Gif-Filled Post
  42. How to Skip the Holidays and Not Feel Guilty
  43. Facebook or Instagram Live a Blog Post
  44. How to Start a New Year Bucket List for Your Pet
  45. Get Inspired on Quora: You can use Quora by searching for topics within your niche and seeing which questions are being asked.
  46. Turn your best holiday content posts into Slideshares, podcasts, infographics or videos.
  47. Holidays with Pets on a Budget
  48. Wacky Pet Products for the Holidays
  49. Scroll through Magazines at the Grocery Store: Put a Pet Spin on Popular Magazine Headlines
  50. Emergency Contacts During Busy Holidays

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The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

BlogPaws offers year-round interaction, activity, community and more to learn, earn, and connect. Visit and leave comments on other blogs to make some new buddies and maybe some new followers. You can add the button to your post and/or to your blog sidebar, either by cutting and pasting the image or using the HTML code below. Need help? Here it is:

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Blog Hop: Pay to Play on Facebook

“Do I really need to pay to get more followers, engagement, or traffic on Facebook?”

In an era dubbed “pay to play,” this blog hop is dedicated to tips on paying for ‘something’ on Facebook in order to meet your pre-defined goals. A solid social strategy is a key cornerstone of successful social media marketing plan.

How to advertise on Facebook

Facebook

Everyone’s favorite friend and foe: Facebook. Using a little research, trial and error, and a small amount of money, garnering engagement on a Facebook ad can prove very successful. Note that this is not a paid boost, but actually a paid ad. You create content, have a specific audience in mind, and you gear your ad’s specs towards that end goal.

Learn more: How to Use Facebook Ads to Target Specific Audiences

These days, most Facebook content is not being seen. You could have a million followers on Facebook and maybe one or two percent of those people are seeing the content. It all has to do with Facebook’s algorithm and the fact that the social media landscape is a crowded one.

What About Facebook Boosting?

You can experiment with this with a small budget, even under $10, IF you have a reason for doing so.

There are three actions a boost allows:

  1. People who LIKE your page: Use this to actually get your current fans to see your content. The number of people who will be reached by your boost will be displayed in the boost screen.
  2. People who like your page and their friends: If the friends of your fans are not into your content, you risk wasting money trying to get in front of them. Then again, if your friends have friends who are into your content (for example, dogs, cats, etc), then this strategy might work.
  3. People you choose through targeting: This opens up a menu with more options, which you will see if you experiment on the boost.

Learn more: How to Boost a Post on Facebook

Driving Blog Traffic with Facebook

On the day of the post, create an appropriately-sized image for Facebook. Never make a blog post one-and-done when using Facebook, either. You need to promote, repeat, promote and using a social media scheduler can help accomplish this.

Gauge the traction of your boost and re-post it when your audience is online and active. This information can be gleaned from Facebook analytics.

Use video on Facebook to send traffic to your blog.  Here are Advanced Video Tips to Get Blog and Social Media Traffic.

Still Not Convinced?

Here’s why one pro says you need to consider Facebook advertising.

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The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

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Blog Hop: October Pet Holidays

Is it seriously October already? This week’s edition of the BlogPaws blog hop is dedicated to October Pet Holidays.

October Pet Holidays

Overall themes:

National Pet Wellness Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

Pet Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bat Appreciation Month

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

World Animal Month

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Holidays:

October 1: National Black Dog Day, National Fire Pup Day

October 1-7: National Walk Your Dog Week – (First Week of October)

October 3: Rosh Hashanah

October 9: Columbus Day

October 12: Yom Kippur

October 14: National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 15: Sweetest Day

October 16: National Feral Cat Day, National Bosses Day

October 21: Reptile Awareness Day, Sweetest Day

October 24: United Nations Day

October 28: Plush Animal Lover’s Day

October 29: National Cat Day, National Pit Bull Awareness Day

October 31: Halloween

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Blog Hop: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

For this blog hop, it’s time to stop worrying and start living. Every blogger, online influencer, and, heck, any person in any stage of life has fears and worries. If you are anything like the billions of pet lovers on this planet, you take great solace in animals and their way of being so selfless and loving.

Here are three quotes that help us stay focused, especially as the holidays approach. Want to stop worrying and start living? Live in the moment, and be the person your pet knows you are.

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Stop worry blog hop

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